March 2007


We showed up bright and early at the marina to only find out that all the boats were all rented for full day trips.  Hmmm… guess I now know not to believe them when they tell me not to worry they have lots of boats.,  Guess we will have to try again next year. 

We regrouped at drove out the Boca Chica and had a picnic at their beach.  It really turned out to be a lovely day.  We selected a cabaña, set up the chairs, and played dominoes and chatted away the morning.  The Navy pilots were taking off and landing and flew right in front of us.  It was fun watching. 

After lunch we headed back to the campground and went snorkeling again.  We watche the pelicans fish then we took to the water.  Today I saw a parrot fish, and some bright yellow small fish.  These were the only bright colored ones.  I even saw a large group of barracuda.  I was told that there are lobsters farther down the shore.  I hope to see one before we leave. 

This evening we had dinner with Martha and Sam and then stayed and played Hand and Foot.  The guys won. 

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After only 11 weeks in this campground, counting last year, I have found the best snorkeling spot is just right here!  Easy egress and then a shallow swim out the the shelf where it just seems to drop off to nothingness, Hm… is that a word?? 

Yesterday we went and bought a dive flag so we didn’t suffer the same treatment that the manatees do.  No skid marks on my back for me.  Ray is doing MUCH better this year with the snorkel.  Who knows, maybe in a couple of years we will be ready for the trip out to Dry Tortuga.

 Tomorrow we are renting a boat with two other couples for a picnic and a ride on this beautiful water.  It is so blue… I love it here!  We plan to drive, is that what you call it when you are in a boat, or is it navigate to a snorkeling area only 6 miles from the marina.  I will let you know later how it turns out. 

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We plan on leaving on Sunday to head back north.  It depresses me to even think about it.. guess it isn’t hot enough here yet. <G>